Amanda Phipps

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Chair, Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Box 357236

Seattle, WA 98195-7236


Research Interests

Dr. Phipps's research interests span the fields of cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology. Her current projects focus on the relationship between modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., smoking, obesity) and survival in individuals with biologically-distinct subtypes of colorectal cancer, and the impact of sleep and sleep disorders on cancer incidence and survival. She also has an interest in molecular subtypes of breast cancer, particularly in risk factors for the poor-prognosis triple-negative subtype of breast cancer.


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010

MPH Epidemiology, University of California (Berkeley), 2003

BA Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2001

In the News

How 132 epidemiologists are deciding when to send their children to school
The New York Times, 06/14/2020

Grant supports studies on the health of atomic bomb survivors
SPH News, 01/22/2018

Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene
Business Insider, 09/22/2016

Lack of Sleep, Frequent Snoring Linked with Poorer Breast Cancer Survival Rates
SPH News, 07/07/2015

Poor sleep, snoring before diagnosis tied to trouble for breast cancer patients
US News & World Report, 06/12/2015

Snoring, Lack of Sleep and Poorer Breast Cancer Survival
Sleep, 06/10/2015

Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study
US News & World Report, 07/15/2013

Obesity and Cancer
Quest Online, 09/24/2012